View Full Version : Laundry Detergent

03-27-2005, 03:27 PM
I was just wondering if it is possible to use liquid detergent in the washing machines on the Magic. I have only read about powder and tablets but never liquid. I know it's a silly question but with DL before the cruise I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do a few loads onboard.

03-27-2005, 03:39 PM
You can use a liquid detergent on the washing machines on board. Because the machines are front-loading you want to use about 1/2 the amount you would use in a top-loading machine.

03-27-2005, 03:45 PM
Thank you so much.

03-27-2005, 09:16 PM
Target had travel size liquid laundry detergent for .99.


03-27-2005, 10:30 PM
Yup, got a couple of those travel size Tides for .99. What a deal.

And, Costco had single load trial sizes they were handing out for free! Got one of those, too.

03-27-2005, 11:34 PM
On our last trip I packed a big plastic baggie full of dry Tide detergent. I placed it into our luggage which was to be checked before boarding the plane.
My retired NYC police department husband was going throught the bag after I packed and I hear.....CORRYN, Are You Kidding ME!?!?!?! while holding up the bag..... :crazy:
Until he said something, I didn't realize what it might look like if they x-rayed the luggage! To avoid any scandal, we left the baggie home and purchased Tide down in Orlando at a supermarket.

03-28-2005, 12:08 AM
There were problems this past Christmas at our airport with people packing cheese gift packs in their luggage. Is it cheese, or plastic explosive?

03-28-2005, 06:39 AM
I just bring a few packs of the tablets and use those. Can't find them much but i have some left from last cruise that I saved!
Plenty of people I know bring detergent in a ziplock bag though and I don't know any that have had a problem.

tkd lisa
03-28-2005, 08:07 AM
I used liquid on our last cruise, since I couldn't find the tablets ANYWHERE! I just double bagged them in zip locks in case of leaking!

03-28-2005, 08:22 AM
Of course if someone doesn't want to bother with packing any detergents, they have them onboard that you can buy. Just one less thing you have to worry about!

03-28-2005, 09:27 AM
I am still looking for the tablets -- otherwise we will take powder with - much easier to clean up if there is a problem.

I am not going to depend on the ships supply since they may run out before the end of the cruise. :wizard:

03-28-2005, 11:28 AM
I've been unable to find tablets for our upcoming cruise. I had them two years ago. Maybe they don't make them any more.

03-28-2005, 11:56 AM
NYGiantsRule! - I can't find the tablets anymore either. I continue to look, especially if I am in a different grocery store than my local ones but nothing yet. I used to use them up after a trip, now I wish I hadn't. Last time I just took ziplocks with measured amounts for one load in them. It did fill the spaces on the bottom of my suitcase between the handles.

Princess Tink
03-28-2005, 01:00 PM
Someone on these boards told me they discontinued the Purex Tabs. You can search for this by Zip Code to see if a store near you still has any:


Good luck! We weren't lucky enough to find one near us.

03-28-2005, 09:31 PM
Vons in our area has the little Tide travel one load size for .59 cents! I just picked up four of them. It's wherever all the small sample/travel size things are located in your store. In mine it was by the makeup and shampoos. These will be real handy!

03-29-2005, 06:52 AM

Free Sample of Tide Coldwater Detergent.

03-29-2005, 06:55 AM
I found the tablets at Big Lots..that was the only place around here that had them.

03-29-2005, 10:21 AM
RobinMarie....thanks for posting. I was at that site a few weeks ago and it didn't work. (this time it did)

03-29-2005, 10:26 AM
My family is allergic to Tide, so I bought a small bottle of Woolite and it worked great!

03-29-2005, 10:33 AM
How much is a one load size packet of detergent on the boat? If it's like everything else and outrageous (ie, $5 or more), then, yea, I'll pack some...but if not, I don't want to mess w/it if I don't have to. Frankly, I don't want to mess w/doing any laundry and was just counting my kids pairs of undies to see if we can squeak by for our cruise/DL/Universal days!

03-29-2005, 10:45 AM
We've had some long threads on the DVC board about the laundry tabs. I think the conclusion is pretty much that the detergent makers aren't making them anymore. The only places you can find them now seems to be places like big lots that deals in discontinued merchandise. My mom found some purex tabs at our Food World grocery store in our area before we went to WDW in Feb. I ended up buying the small bottle of liquid tide at Target for $.99. Both worked fine, although the Purex tabs gave my mom a rash. I guess she was allergic to it. I was in Food World a couple of weeks after our trip and I was going to buy up some tabs to have for future trips and they were gone.

03-29-2005, 01:10 PM
[QUOTE=challada]How much is a one load size packet of detergent on the boat? If it's like everything else and outrageous (ie, $5 or more), then, yea, I'll pack some...but if not, I don't want to mess w/it if I don't have to. QUOTE]

Its not that it is expensive but a lot of times the machines are out and there is none to buy! Same thing wit hthe change machine,I brought my own quarters but 2 times I was in there the change machines were empty.

03-29-2005, 01:43 PM
At Target last night I saw a travel size bottle of liquid Tide. It was in the section with all the other travel size sundries (shampoo, shaving cream, etc). I didn't check out the volume in the bottle... just kind of noticed it from afar.